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PACO NEWS

With guidance from our Governor, state public health officials and the CDC, many live PACO events will be offered online, postponed or cancelled.  These decisions have been made due to increasing concerns about COVID19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of PACO members, sustaining members, sponsors and guests at PACO events.


PACO - Columbus Bar Quarterly Article - Remote, Online Notaries by PACO's Teresa Scharf

   PACO is excited to announce that our member Teresa Scharf has an article published in the Columbus Bar Quarterly Spring 2021 edition regarding "Remote Online Notaries - What It's All About, and How it Works".  Be sure to read the article by clicking here (the article starts on page 70 of the Columbus Bar Quarterly Spring 2021 edition).  Great work Teresa!


PACO - Virtual Mixer for New Members - Register today!

Welcome to the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio! PACO is rolling out 'New Member Virtual Mixers' which are designed for new members, any members who joined PACO in the past 12 months, and longtime members who would like to network with our new members! The 'New Member Virtual Mixers' will be scheduled on the first Tuesday of every month from Noon-12:45 p.m., be sure to join in!

During the event you will have an opportunity to learn more about PACO, meet PACO's President and Vice President/Coordinator of Membership, and other Executive Board members. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions, as well as network with one another while learning more about PACO's website and where to find resources.

Be sure to register now by going to PACO's Calendar of Events.  You will receive zoom meeting credentials prior to the day of the event. 

​You must be a member of PACO to register for this event.  Not a member?  Join Now, click here


PACO - Columbus State Paralegal Students Seeking Internships

Calling all PACO members: Columbus State Paralegal Students are seeking internships as part of a requirement in their educational program. Please circulate this information to your employers for the possibility to have an intern on the job whether working remote or in the office!

Requirements to consider:

*You would review their resume and conduct an interview just like you were hiring any other employee

*The required internship hours are 120 hours over the course of the semester

*Determine a mutually agreed weekly schedule between employer and student

*Time periods of internship availability in Spring and Fall (15 weeks, approx. Sept-Dec, Feb-May) and Summer (10 weeks, June-Aug)

*Internships can be paid or unpaid

*Must be mostly paralegal level work such as research, preparing documents, client communications; this does include observing intake, meetings, court appearances

*Internship Supervisor will be asked to complete a brief one-page Internship Evaluation at the end of the internship

For more information about Columbus State Community College 's Paralegal Internship Program or to post an internship opportunity, contact Program Director Tom Shanahan (tshanaha@cscc.edu).


PACO - May 18, 2021 - General Membership Meeting - Register today!

PACO Program's Committee has been busy coordinating General Membership Meetings which are held monthly via Zoom during COVID-19, from 12 Noon- 1:00 p.m.   We are excited to welcome Rectify Data to speak with us about Privacy Issues & How Technology Can Protect PII, Intellectual Property, and Protect Companies from Fines!

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Place: Zoom Meeting (link to be provided)

Registration: Wild Apricot (calendar, select the date to register)

Topic:  Privacy Issues & How Technology Can Protect PII, Intellectual Property, and Protect Companies from Fines

Speaker:  Lisa McComb, CEO and Co-Founder of Rectify Data

CLE NFPA Credit: .75 Hours General Credit